Summer heat wave saviours

I don't know about you, but whilst I love summer, the past couple of weeks working in central London in a heatwave was not pleasant! I've kept a small army of products with me to help me get through the worst of the heat.

Susan Posnick Brush on Block* - this is a really innovative facial SPF. Instead of the usual sprays and lotions, Brush on Block is a mineral powder with an SPF 30 that you can apply over your makeup. There's no more worrying about being caught out in the sun - I took mine to a recent outdoor gig and despite being in the sun all afternoon, still came back as pale as I went.  £23.

Aromatherapy Associates Rose Facial Mist* - perfect for a quick makeup refresh or for cooling you down in the heat, I've kept this in my handbag for emergencies. It's a very refreshing mist made of mostly rosewater, and the handy size makes it really portable. It does have quite a strong rose scent though, so not good if you don't like roses! £20 50ml

Percy and Reed dry shampoo - fringes and the heat aren't a great combination. A trip on the tube usually means it ends up stuck to my forehead (classy), so this mini can has been coming everywhere with me for a quick fringe refresh! It doesn't seem to leave any grey residue that dry shampoos are known for, and even this tiny can has lasted a good few weeks.

IOMA Soothing Gel for Legs* - this lightweight gel is perfect for hot and bothered legs. The menthol in it helps to cool them down, and the gel also is good for reducing water retention in legs. It's currently exclusive to Harrods in the UK and is a little pricey, but very effective. £55 150ml

Popbands* - I was recently given a packet of Popbands at a press day and am now a total convert! These stretchy hair bands don't leave a dent in your hair, so you can wear one all day, shake your hair down in the evening and not have that awful hair band line in your hair. They come in all kinds of colours and a 5 pack costs £6.

What's been helping you through the hot weather?

*PR sample


  1. Love the sound of the Susan Posnick SPF brush! Will have to add this to my wishlist! xx

    1. it's fab - so unusual but really effective! x


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